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The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation

In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading. With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today! Listen and… Read the ENTIRE Bible Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture Each 20-25 minute episode includes: Two to three scripture readings A reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

541 - Day 145: Solomon Builds the Temple (2022)
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  • 541 - Day 145: Solomon Builds the Temple (2022)

    Fr. Mike reads the story of Solomon's greatest action as king: building a temple for the Lord, showing us how important it is to give glory to the Lord for all he's done for us. He is learning from his father's mistakes, but this story will sadly conclude the greatest moments of his life. Today's readings are 1 Kings 3, 2 Chronicles 4-5, and Psalm 64.

    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    Wed, 25 May 2022 - 20min
  • 540 - Day 144: David's Last Words (2022)

    Fr. Mike looks into David's last words to his son Solomon and explains why it could have been hard for him to take David's advice. He also points out the important role of the mother of the king, and how this will foreshadow the role of Mary in the New Testament. Today's readings are 1 Kings 2, 2 Chronicles 2-3, and Psalm 62.

    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    Tue, 24 May 2022 - 25min
  • 539 - Day 143: Solomon Asks for Wisdom (2022)

    Fr. Mike starts to unpack the character of Solomon and explains how we can see the beginning of his downfall in today's readings. Although Solomon has been blessed with wisdom, he lacks obedience, which is much more important in maintaining a relationship with God. Today's readings are 1 Kings 1, 2 Chronicles 1, and Psalm 43.

    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    Mon, 23 May 2022 - 21min
  • 538 - Day 142: Whole and Joyful Hearts (2022)

    Fr. Mike uses the readings today to ask the question, how can we love the Lord joyfully, and with our whole hearts? In scripture today we see David succeed in this, while his son Solomon is divided in his love of God. Fr. Mike also explains why David was seeking his own power when taking the census in 2 Samuel, and how he fell subject to the evil one's tempting. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 24, 1 Chronicles 29, and Psalm 30.

    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    Sun, 22 May 2022 - 19min
  • 537 - Day 141: The Life of David (2022)

    Fr. Mike touches on one of his favorite bible stories about David's mighty men and discusses his attitude in old age. At the end of his life, David chooses not to dwell on his mistakes, but to recognize the people around him and the blessings he received, which helped him accomplish what God was calling him to do. Today's readings are 2 Samuel 23, 1 Chronicles 28, and Psalm 42.

    For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

    Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

    Sat, 21 May 2022 - 19min